Monthly Archives: October 2012

RSPCA searches for the next Jemima Puddleduck

Young people are being encouraged to go wildlife spotting this half term for Jemima Puddleduck and co, to get inspiration for a new children’s short story competition – Wild About Britain – run by the RSPCA. The wildlife-themed contest is … Continue reading

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RSPCA demands government action after vote to scrap badger cull plans

The RSPCA is delighted that a resounding majority of MPs of all parties today voted to scrap plans for badger culling. We now demand that the Government listens and acts on this loud and clear message from MPs, which reflects … Continue reading

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Delight at news that the badger cull 2012 has been put on hold

This follows growing public, scientific and political opposition to the plans to shoot badgers. A record number of signatures were gathered against the badger cull 2012 in the Number 10 e-petition in just two weeks. This number has now grown … Continue reading

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Pets and Fireworks: Help this fireworks night go with a bang, not a whimper

Pets and fireworks don’t mix. With bonfire night fast approaching the RSPCA is urging revellers to spare a thought for animals and for owners to plan ahead if they have a nervous pet. Although the number of fireworks-related calls received … Continue reading

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Badger Cull Debate: Will the badgers’ voices finally be heard?

RSPCA welcomes news of a badger cull debate in House of Commons: “We are delighted the overwhelming message from the public has finally been heard and there will be a debate about the badger cull in parliament.” MPs will be … Continue reading

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Horses in Winter: Charities predict a winter of discontent for horses

Horse welfare charities are calling for government and public help for horses in winter, with 6,000 at risk according to a landmark report. The report, ‘On the Verge:  the approaching Equine Crisis in England and Wales’, also predicts that another … Continue reading

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Wild about Britain on World Animal Day

Hedgehogs, badgers and foxes are the most ‘British’ of our wild mammals, according to a new survey commissioned for World Animal Day and aimed at getting budding writers in the mood for a new RSPCA short story competition. The questionnaire … Continue reading

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